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RAIN 10/29: Google unveils music search service

Posted on: 10/29/2009

PANDORA, RHAPSODY TO BE PART OF GOOGLE MUSIC ONEBOX SERVICE

Google officially announced the participation of leading webcaster Pandora, subscription streaming music service Rhapsody, and music-based social media service iMeem in its new music search tool (apparently it’s being called “OneBox” by some).

According to the New York Times, “Google users who put the name of a song into the search engine will get, as the top result, information about the musician and an opportunity to stream the song from one of two services, Lala and MySpace Music. [See RAIN coverage here] People who click on that link will, in most cases, get a pop-up window that allows them to play the full song once, for free, along with a link to buy the song.” Google will also present links to Pandora, Imeem and Rhapsody, to play the song and find similar music.

Note that Google music searches have typically led to ad- and malware-filled lyrics sites of questionable legality, YouTube videos, bittorrent links, etc. While these will likely remain part of the results of these searches, these new deals will make the first search results the user sees links to licensed music experiences and purchasing opportunities. The new service is expected to go live today.

Google revealed their plans yesterday at an event at the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood. Other partners include Gracenote, MI Music, and the four major label groups (Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and EMI). Read more from The New York Times here, the Los Angeles Times here, and Wired here.

FLYCAST OPENS MOBILE CONTENT PLATFORM TO THIRD PARTIES

FlyCast this week announced it’s making available the ADdapt (Application Development and Deployment)
Platform to content owners and publishers looking to develop their own smartphone applications. The ADdapt platform is FlyCast’s tool suite which enables streaming to mobile devices and monetization methods (e.g. ad insertion and premium content). The ADdapt Platform can be used to create apps for the iPhone, BlackBerrys, Google Android and Windows Mobile-based devices. Advertising can be sold by the content owner, FlyCast’s in-house sales team and/or one of the
platform’s support ad networks.

FlyCast is most known for its mobile broadcasting platform, which makes (among others) AccuRadio available on many mobile devices.

MOTOROLA DIGI FRAMES SPORT DUAL-DISPLAYS, WI-FI ACCESS TO NET RADIO

Yeah, it’s still essentially a photo frame playing music from web radio, but Motorola’s new design moves closer to the widget-friendly Chumby. It sports two displays, which allows you to view your calendar or play your tunes while still viewing your pics (which can be added via email, another neat feature). More at Pocket-Lint here.



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